Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II photographed in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II photographed in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace with her Maids of Honour after the Coronation. They are from left to right: Lady Moyra Hamilton; Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill; Lady Anne Coke; Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby; Lady Jane Vane-Tempest-Stewart; Lady Mary Baillie-Hamilton; and the Mistress of the Robes, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
2 June 1953
The freedom of the Royal Borough of Windsor was conferred on her Royal Highness Princess
The freedom of the Royal Borough of Windsor was conferred on her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth at a ceremony held in the open air in Home Park, Windsor Castle, this afternoon. Princess Elizabeth who is the first woman to receive this honour, drove through Windsor to the park along a route decorated and lined with troops, and on arriving at the dais in the centre of the park, was greeted with the massed bands of the Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards. The mayor, Ald. F. Fuzzens, conferred the freedom and handed the Princess and eliminated scroll in an oak casket made from Windsor Forest.
Picture shows: Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth wearing a platinum fox fur cape over a beige dress, reading the declaration at the ceremony.
5 July 1947
The western end of Aldwych outside India House, London, presented a gay scene beneath
The western end of Aldwych outside India House, London, presented a gay scene beneath the summer sun has nearly every Hindu in London gathered to watch the flag of the new dominion of India broken from its mast on the building. The flag which fluttered up to join the Union Jack on twin masts at the corner of India House, is of saffron, white and green with the blue wheel of Osaka, symbol of India's ancient greatness, emblazoned in the centre.
Among personalities present for the ceremony by Mr Herbert Morrison, Mr A.V. Alexander - Minister of Defence, Lord Pethick-Lawrence and the Dean of Canterbury. They saw the flag hoisted by : Mr M.K. Vellodi - retiring High Commissioner.
Picture shows: the colourful scene as India's new flag flies beside the Union Jack at India House today. Londoners mingle with Indians, including a naval contingent to witness the ceremony.
15 August 1947